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Quote of the Day || September 9, 2013

“What do you mean, We’ve lost the element of surprise? Nonsense!”

– Barack Obama

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24 Responses to Quote of the Day || September 9, 2013

  1. Wish you would do something with John Kerry saying that the Saudis are on board, particularly in light of the 9/11 anniversary being three days off.

  2. Conrad Black likens America’s situation to the collapse of CCCP in the late 20th century and France’s collapse when the Fuhrer’s army invaded in 1940. There are variants, but one common thread seems to be leadership of each whose reach exceeded, and in this case exceeds, its grasp. The primary difference is the over preening ego of America’s leadership. Le belle France thought the Treaty of Versailles would last forever. CCCP thought it had demonstrated its military superiority, especially after America’s humiliation in Vietnam, with its surreptitious support of the Viet Cong, with China, although its own vulnerability shown quickly enough in Afghanistan; a lesson America failed to learn. These were collective misjudgments; America’s can be placed totally at the doorstep of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    • I just read that via Drudge and I thought it was a bit convoluted. What did you think? I think his premise was correct but it got lost in his writing.

      BTW, I finally remembered who said that the only red line Obama should have drawn in the sand was one for Al Qaeda. Andrew McCarthy on NRO. Love it!

    • We’re not near any kind of collapse. Yet.
      Other deep thinkers have tried to compare the US with other countries and it doesn’t work. We are unlike any country in the world, anywhere. Our government is unlike any other country’s ruling class. It may not be to our liking all the time, but it still works.
      We are exceptional, not because we’re so great and wonderful, but because we are the most free society ever dreamed by the ancient Greeks. People all over the world want to emigrate here and for good reason.
      Most Americans are not metropolitans, they are Duck Dynasty.

      • America cannot continue sucking the money from productive people to fund the willfully indolent. Neither CCCP nor France had that problem. Medicaid funded births near 50%. Border state hospitals are closing because ER and maternity wards cannot support EMTALA entitled traffic. The Great Society, $9,000,000,000,000 later, is a dismal failure.

      • But the metropolitans are in the positions of power. Duck dynasty types are too busy working and raising families to attend to affairs of state. As the new silent majority, it remains to be seen how far pushback will go once the failure of policy encroaches into DD lifestyles. I have to disagree about the collapse. I believe there will be. The growing hubris, the sheer arrogance, the height of pretentiousness at the highest levels of gov’t, the piling of lie on top of lie such that even foreign heads of state call our Haughty Secretary Kerry a liar and the foreign policy failures clearly show an incompetent regime bumbling about on the world stage, convinced in their own minds of their invincibility. These things show an increasing fragility to an extremely complex governing system that threatens collapse due to its own overreach. Just as in all previous history. We look at our tall buildings and our incredible complexity and think “It can’t happen here!”. I believe it is happening now. Price $200 oil into any calculation and see what happens.